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Thursday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
The Opioid Epidemic: Legal Aid’s Role in a Comprehensive Community Response

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This session will provide an overview of the report issued by the Legal Services Corporation’s Opioid Task Force and continue with a panel discussion of two major recommendations: (1) collaborations with hospitals, treatment providers, peer recovery specialists, and other community organizations that support individuals with or in recovery from opioid use disorder, and (2) educating courts, doctors, and other stakeholders about the legal issues that create barriers to care and recovery for people with opioid use disorder. Attendees should leave the session with a better understanding of the legal problems faced by individuals with opioid use disorder, how those problems can prevent individuals with opioid use disorder from entering or remaining in treatment and recovery, how to advocate on behalf of individuals with opioid use disorder, and who the players in the support network of an individual with opioid use disorder are and how to collaborate with them.


Sally Friedman

Vice President of Legal Advocacy, Legal Action Center
Sally Friedman is the vice president of legal advocacy at the Legal Action Center, a nonprofit law and policy organization that fights discrimination against individuals with criminal justice histories, substance use disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Since joining the Center in 1993, Ms. Friedman... Read More →

Brandon George

Director, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition
Brandon George is the director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC), which advocates for addiction recovery through public policy and education. George sits on the advisory board for Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addiction and on the Expert Panel for Indiana University... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EST
Cadillac B 5th Floor